s
s
Sections
Sections
Subscribe
You've read 5 of 15 free articles this month.
Support local journalism and get unlimited access to PressDemocrat.com, the eEdition and our mobile app, all starting at 99 cents per month.
Already a subscriber?
You've read 10 of 15 free articles this month.
Support local journalism and get unlimited access to PressDemocrat.com, the eEdition and our mobile app, all starting at 99 cents per month.
Already a subscriber?
You've read all of your free articles this month.
Support local journalism and get unlimited access to PressDemocrat.com, the eEdition and our mobile app, all starting at 99 cents per month.
Already a subscriber?
We've got a special deal for readers like you.
Support local journalism and get unlimited access to PressDemocrat.com, the eEdition and our mobile app, all starting at 99 cents per month.
Already a subscriber?
Thanks for reading! Why not subscribe?
Support local journalism and get unlimited access to PressDemocrat.com, the eEdition and our mobile app, all starting at 99 cents per month.
Already a subscriber?
Want to keep reading? Subscribe today!
Ooops! You're out of free articles. Starting at just 99 cents per month, you can keep reading all of our products and support local journalism.
Already a subscriber?

The Gauchos were well positioned to put the game away and coast home with a 15-point lead and Santa Rosa's best player on the bench. Somebody forget to tell the Panthers.

While Casa Grande suddenly toggled from can't miss to can't hit, Santa Rosa found leaks in the Gaucho defense, counting four quick baskets -#8212; all from in close. Casa's Christy broke the chain with a rebound hoop, but the Panthers kept coming. A 3-point connection by Rudy Gutierrez and three of four connections from the foul line shaved the Casa lead to a slender one point at 53-52.

But, with the game in the balance, Busse drilled a 3-pointer, and, just nine seconds from the end. after a pair of Santa Rose free throws, Nadolski jetted to the hoop, scored, was fouled, and finished off the victory with a free throw.

The baskets by Busse and Nadolski underscored Casa's teamwide contributions. While Crain was the only double-digit scorer, help came from Yeanay with nine points, five assists and two steals; Daniel Greisen working off the bench for a basket; Micco with his pair of 3-pointers and eight points; Nadolski with eight points, three assists and two steals; Busse with seven points and Christy with nine points, six rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots.

Cresta backed Rome with 17 points for the Panthers.

The Casa Grande junior varsity mirrored the varsity, letting an early lead slip away before rallying for a 58-46 victory over the Santa Rosa JVs.